I trust and hope your mother taught you how to bake pancakes. But I have found that making pancake batter is often a mystery to people, and that unfortunately people rely on instant mixes. Master making your own batter so you can make them the way you like your pancakes best:

  • For richer pancakes add extra egg.
  • For thinner pancakes add extra milk. For thicker pancakes leave out some milk.
  • For savory pancakes leave out the honey.
  • Try which pancake you like best: milk or buttermilk.
  • Add vanilla for more flavor.
  • Use spelt flower instead of regular flower for a healthier option.

Pancake batter (feeds 4)

  • 200 gram of self raising flower
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 400 ml of buttermilk or plain milk
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • Butter for frying
  • Optional : 1 tbsp honey for sweet pancakes or vanilla sugar for flavor

Mix the self raising flower and the salt in a mixing bowl. Create a well in the center.

Pour a cup of the milk and the free range eggs in the well. Whisk the eggs and the milk, slowly incorporating the surrounding flower slowly. Gradually add your milk and keep incorporating the flower as you go.

Add the honey and melted butter to your pancake batter.

Your batter is ready for making pancakes!

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